Welcome to the Center for European Renewal.

The Center for European Renewal (CER) is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, educational and cultural organisation dedicated to promoting and protecting the Western ideal of a civilised, humane, and free society.  We wish to renew the spirit of Europe.

On this website you can learn more about the CER's mission, the principles that guide us, the network of European partners who work with us, upcoming and recent events, and how to support our ongoing work. Our next event is:

The Tenth Annual Vanenburg meeting

was held on July 3-5

in Dubrovnik, Croatia

where we discussed the theme


featuring keynote speaker

Rémi Brague


For information about our activities and how to support our work, please write to:  vanenburg.society@gmail.com.

Recent News

Summer-Fall 2015 edition of The European Conservative now available.

Issue 12 of The European Conservative magazine is now available. This new 60-page edition includes:

  • An overview of the separatist movement in Catalonia;
  • An account of threats to freedom of speech in Poland;
  • The role of Magna Carta in the development of Western liberty;
  • A speech on the importance of marriage and the family by Rabbi Lord Sacks;
  • A discussion of common themes in the works of Augusto Del Noce and Eric Voegelin;
  • French philosopher Rémi Brague on the necessity of the good;
  • A profile of the city of Dubrovnik by British historian and former Thatcher speechwriter Robin Harris;
  • Reviews of recent books by Roger Scruton, Thilo Sarrazin, Thierry Baudet, and Michel Houllebecq;
  • A tribute to German writer and conservative thinker, Casper von Schrenk-Notzing; and
  • A speech on the cultural roots of conservatism by Roger Kimball of The New Criterion.

  • Clicking here -- or on the image of the cover at the top of the blue column to the right -- will take you to the magazine's site where you can download a free, full-colour PDF file (2.6 MB) of the current issue as well as all back issues.

    As usual, a limited number of hard copies of the magazine are being produced. These will be available exclusively at the 10th Vanenburg Meeting. You may also purchase a copy of the current issue, as well as selected back issues, by sending a request to editor@europeanconservative.com. You may also use this email address to find out how to contribute articles, essays, and book reviews.

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